26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare's wife Kavita passes away

Kavita Karkare, widow of former Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare who died fighting terrorists during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, died in Mumbai following a brain haemorrhage

Kavita, 57, had suffered a massive brain haemorrhage Saturday and was admitted at Hinduja Hospital, Mahim for treatment.

Kavita Karkare
Kavita Karkare

Her condition turned critical and she lapsed into a coma soon afterwards. She did not recover and was declared brain-dead Monday, a hospital spokesperson said.

Kavita is survived by two daughters Jui and Sayali and son Akash.

The family has consented to donate her organs including kidneys, liver, eyes and skin, hospital sources said.

Hemant Karkare, as the chief of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad, had ventured to battle with the 10 Pakistani terrorists who laid siege to large parts of Mumbai during the harrowing terror attack of Nov 26-29, 2008.

He was killed along with some other senior police officials near the Cama Hospital early hours of Nov 27.

After his death, Kavita was in the limelight for demanding better weaponry, training and other facilities for the police personnel engaged in life-threatening situations.

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